Alicia Coleman Presents A BOOK SPOTLIGHT: WITNESS TO PASSION By Naima Simone

Witness to Passion

A Guarding Her Body Novel, Romantic Suspense

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Blurb

Under his protection and in his bed…

For Fallon Wayland, birthdays are just another reminder of her looming spinsterhood. This year is shaping up to be no different. Fired from her job, dumped by her boyfriend, and oh yes, witnessing the murder of a high-ranking lieutenant in the local crime family… Yeah, birthdays suck.

Ever since a disastrous, hot-as-hell kiss years ago, soldier-turned-security specialist Shane Roarke has avoided his baby sister’s reckless – and gorgeous – best friend. Yet when her life is threatened after she witnesses a gang hit, he insists on protecting her…even if she objects.

The two are forced to hole up in a safe house. Alone. Passion long denied erupts between them, burning away their inhibitions. But even as layers – and clothes – are peeled away, danger closes in. Shane and Fallon might finally have a chance at love…if they survive long enough to see it.

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ABOUT Naima Simone

I was born the daughter of a sharecropper… Okay, maybe not. But I am the daughter of a pastor from whom I inherited my love of romance. The man can preach a mean Song of Solomon! (There’s that plug, Daddy! You can pay me later!)

Although my first book starred a cucumber named Fred, my first romance came several years later in the seventh grade, when I wrote myself as a heroine opposite Ralph Tresvant from New Edition.Through the power of my pen and imagination, Ralph took one look across a crowded stadium, met my dark, mysterious gaze, fell passionately in love, and serenaded me in front of millions of fans. Out of all the girls in the world, he chose me!And of course, we lived happily ever after–once we had the inevitable fight, aka black moment, and made up with a passionate declaration of love and fidelity. This same story reincarnated itself many times over the years: with Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids on the Block, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, and as recently as last night, Vin Diesel.

Though the characters have changed, my love of love has endured. Shaping the lives of unique men and women who experience the first hungry bites of lust, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love–nothing compares to it.Except maybe discovering new material for love scenes with my husband, the head of Research & Development!

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: PIRATE’S ALLEY BY SOUTHERN MAGIC AUTHOR SUZANNE JOHNSON @SUZANNE_ JOHNSON

Pirate’s Alley

Book # 4 Sentinels of New Orleans series, Urban Fantasy

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Blurb:

After vanquishing undead serial killers and discovering the dark secrets of her family history, wizard sentinel DJ Jaco must now stop the coming preternatural war in Suzanne Johnson’s Pirate’s Alley.

Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear. Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world–the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae–DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband Quince Randolph is growing more powerful, and her best friend Eugenie has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that’s before the French pirate Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest “death,” returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind.

DJ’s assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

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ABOUT Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson grew up halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis’ birthplace, but was also a longtime resident of New Orleans, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football, cheap Mardi Gras trinkets, and fried gator on a stick.

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: IGNITE THE SHADOWS BY SOUTHERN MAGIC AUTHOR INGRID SEYMOUR @INGRID_SEYMOUR

Ignite the Shadows

Young Adult

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Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.

Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.

Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.

She’s infected

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ABOUT Ingrid Seymour

Ingrid Seymour writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror. When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out.

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Ride with my Heart by Southern Magic author Meda White @medawrites

Ride with my Heart

Book #3  Southland Romance series, contemporary romance

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Maddie Baker is back at Southland, trying to put her life back together after her divorce. When she reconnects with her former rodeo partner, she struggles to keep the feelings she’s always had for him hidden. After all, it’s too soon, and she’d had a good reason for keeping her distance all those years ago.

Georgia State Trooper Heath Cook has been avoiding Maddie since she moved home, knowing the crush he’s always harbored won’t stay hidden for long. If his wasn’t the only heart he cared about protecting, it might be different. But his daughter doesn’t need to get attached to someone on the rebound.

Maddie and Heath’s renewed friendship leads to a deeper attraction than either of them imagined possible. But with Maddie’s jealous ex making a play to win her back, Heath has to decide if he’s willing to put his future on the line. And when Maddie’s past comes back to haunt her, it might be beyond Heath’s power to help. Together, they’ll have to see if they can hold on for the roughest ride of their lives.

This contemporary romance contains Southern Gothic elements.

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ABOUT Meda White

Meda White writes sweet, sultry, and southern contemporary and new adult romance. Born with Georgia clay running through her veins, she continues to enjoy the Southern lifestyle with her husband, a very spoiled Collie, and a stray cat who adopted the family. When not writing, you might find her making music, shooting zombie targets, teaching yoga, or explaining the meaning of her unusual first name.

IndieReCon #indieReCon

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It’s only 24 hours away! Here’s how to attend IndieReCon, now matter where you are in the world and what time you want to tune in.

IndieReCon is designed to be easy to attend and catch up on, no matter how busy you are (and indie authors are always busy) and no matter where you live in the world.

REAL TIME ATTENDANCE

Just come across to www.indierecon.org when the event you want to attend is published.

Events will be going live over the three days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, the 15th,16th and 17th of April.

Email Alerts

  • We will be sending you a  individual email about each event.
  • ~ As we will have a session almost every hour across the three days of the conference, to avoid being overwhelmed by receiving a communication each hour, we suggest that you set up a separate folder in your email inbox labelled IndieReCon, which will allow you to keep the emails all together.
  • ~ You can then search through the mails, when you’re free, to pick and choose the conference sessions that are of most interest to you.

ANYTIME ATTENDANCE

While we welcome your real-time attendance, especially for our live events where you will be able to ask questions of the presenters through the comments box, do know that it is possible to watch any time after the event goes live, whenever you want. This is the advantage of an online conference and what makes IndieReCon unique.

ATTENDING THE LIVE EVENTS

Live Google Hangouts On Air

We will be using Google Hangout On Air for our live video sessions. It’s very easy to join in, especially if you have a Google plus page or a Gmail address.

Google Hangouts is a very good platform for authors to use for all sorts of purposes and attending  one of the Hangouts is a good win for you to familiarise yourself with the platform,  if you haven’t used it before.

Some things to note:

  • ~ Anyone can attend a Google Hangout On Air, but only Google users (people with a Google+ profile or a Gmail address) can post questions through the Q&A app on the video.
  • ~ If the Q&A app is being used, your questions will appear on the right side of the screen — this is also where you can submit your questions as well. Simply click “Ask a new question” and the moderator will see it.
  • ~ If you don’t (want to) own a Google account, you can submit questions ahead of time or after the event in the comments box on the IndieReCon page below, and they will be answered there.
  •  Live TwitterChats

#‎IndieReCon‬ Twitterchats will be happening each day of the conference. Follow the hashtag, or use Twubs or a similar program to jump into the chat with comments on the seminars, speakers, etc. Twitter chats are a wonderful way to increase your followers overnight.

April 15 10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM GMT / 3:00 PM London

April 16: 12:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM GMT / 5:00 PM London

April 17: 9:00 AM EDT / 1:00 PM GMT / 2:00 PM London

We are very excited about our great lineup of events. Do spread the word to your author friends. We’ve provided ways that make it easy for you to do that here and here, and there’s “Share the Knowledge” social media buttons at the end of each event post.

See you there!

Happy New Year!

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Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Southern Magic Blogfest! #Southern Magic #Blogfest #Sylvia Day

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September 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014

For the month of September, Southern Magic celebrates their Readers Luncheon being held November 1 in Birmingham, AL. NYT bestselling author Sylvia Day is the keynote speaker. Come and visit ​their blog at http://www.romancemagicians.blogspot.com. Each post will be giving away a book or gift card! At the end of the blogfest, a grand prize winner of a Kindle Fire HD will be picked from everyone who comment during the month and be announced September 30. To register for the luncheon, go to http://southernmagic.org/luncheon.html. Each attendee will receive a bag of books and author swag, sit at a table with one or two published authors, and opportunities to win baskets full of goodies.